Mark Baard

Mark Baard writes about the environment, business, and technology for major newspapers and websites. He is living undercover as a suburban schnook as he prepares his escape to life off the grid in the Green Mountains of Vermont.

Climate & Energy

Hard-knock New England city welcomes region’s largest solar installation

Brockton, Mass., is championing solar power. Photos: SCHOTT Solar This city was once the shoemaking capital of the Northeast, and over the years it was home to boxers Rocky Marciano and Marvin Hagler, earning it the nickname “City of Champions.” …

Climate & Energy

Could a wind-energy art exhibit shape public opinion?

As an artist, Mark Beesley is drawn to subjects that others might find repellant. Beesley lives only a few miles from the Sizewell nuclear power station in Britain, and has occasionally made the plant the subject of his work. Despite …